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Army Aviation leadership examines sustainment model with Navy

Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command met with the senior leaders from the Naval Air Systems Command, Jan. 8, to discuss the Army Aviation sustainable materiel readiness structure and compare it to the Navy's structure.

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Virtual battlefield represents future of training

A four-man team of Soldiers sits in a nondescript building on Fort Belvoir, Va., each at his own desk, surrounded by three monitors that provide them individual, 3D views of an abandoned city.

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Soldier Center tests new Army combat boot prototypes

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick, Mass., is testing new Army Combat Boot prototypes at three different basic training and active duty installations over the next four months.

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Successful drop: Soldiers test low-cost parachute system

Soldiers and Marines partnered to train with and test a low-cost parachute system at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Bringing blessings to the Box

NTC Chaplain Brown, fellow chaplains charter new programs, offer counseling & communion during rotational trainings in the field, as they ‘plant a spiritual rose in the desert’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Post Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ric Brown wasn’t even a teenager when he first knew he had a calling to minister to the masses—specifically, servicemembers….


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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted  January 30, 2018

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas.
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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted  January 30, 2018

Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also can be used to track service members’ whereabouts, a Pentagon spokesman told reporters Jan. 29. The concern comes from a “heat map” posted by Strava — the makers of a fitness tracking application that shows the routes service members run or…

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Army secretary directs new team to speed up Next-Gen Combat Vehicle program

Posted  January 29, 2018

Two of the Army's top leaders reviewed last week a new process to accelerate the Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program amid a massive shift to modernize the entire Army.

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Soldier lethality, mobile networks key for Army future readiness, chief of staff says

Posted  January 26, 2018

Readiness in the short term is not good enough, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, during an Association of the U.S. Army breakfast in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2018.

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Environmentally-safe red glare rocket changes fireworks, Soldier technology

Posted  January 26, 2018

Army photograph by Dr. Jesse Sabatini U.S. and German researchers teamed to develop an environmentally-friendly red light flare. The formula is a lithium-based red-light-emitting pyrotechnic composition of high purity and color quality, and avoids a list of potentially toxic elements, namely strontium and chlorinated organic materials. Here, they captured a mid-burn image of the strontium-…

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